Dr. Charles Davant

Family Medicine
Blowing Rock, NC
51 years experience male

Locations

Blowing Rock Medical Clinic, PA

Blowing Rock, NC

Address

366 Chestnut Drive, Blowing Rock, NC, US
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My office hours

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fax

8282954388

Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Office

Blowing Rock, NC

About

Specialties
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Family Medicine

family Medicine

Internal Medicine - geriatrics

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

366 Answers
107 Agrees
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Hope you mean labor: They will be watching things carefully. Don't worry unless your doc does.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Not quite.: This is an antiseptic that contains iodine, but it's not pure iodine.
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A member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Possibly: It depends on where the lab sets the cutoff. But you'll have been quit for 10 days so don't start back.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Take another nap: You might be anemic--your doctor can check that, your thyroid, and whatever. If this is your first, you deserve to rest. Tired goes with the territor... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
She's probably right: I hate seeing clean people with scabies, since the pictures you see are usually of severe cases. If it itches like crazy at night and involves the usu... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Probably neither: CRP is a very non-specific test, a marker for some type of inflammation. It's not elevated by fat, but low grade infections, even gum disease can caus... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Yes: Worse case--bladder or kidney cancer. Could be a stone or sometimes cystitis. Go get checked>.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
A Bunion: Likely a bunion--a cosmetic problem unless it's painful. Your doctor can tell at a glance.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Something is bleedin: If you are young--say under 50--you likely have either hemmorrhoids or an anal fissure. If you're older or have a family history of colon cancer or po... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Whatever: Can you still find a paper bag? The idea is to build up co2 levels so the smallest bag that will cover both your nose and mouth and hold a good breath... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Ganglion: Odds are it's a harmless cyst called a ganglion. Your doctor can probably tell at a glance. Thanks for not asking how to make it go away.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Occipital protuberan: If it feels like part of your skull and like a bone it's probably the occipital protuberance and you just noticed it. If it's softer, sort of rounded ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Partially: Most food adatives don't have a lot of calories. Your metabolism only matters if you burn fewer than you take in. Fats, carbs , proteins all will easi... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Yes and yes.: Almost all of us have some degree of hardening of the arteries, more as we age. If you have no symptoms, you probably need no further testing. Last ye... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Good question: Most people need around 8 hours to feel really rested. I'd need a lot more information. Your age, medications, weight and general health are factors. ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
More info needed: Could be a lot of things. If they shimmer, move around and you get a headache might be migraine. If it's just one eye go get checked now particularly ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Sure it's safe, but: It won't hurt the baby now, but the more time children spend parked in front of a tv isn't good for them. It's never too early to start reading to the... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Crabs: They are a std and certainly not dangerous, unless you bring them home.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Far as we know: Some people have been trying to link all the artificial sweeteners to lots of diseases, particularly multiple sclerosis. There have been a lot of stud... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Depends: The boils are probably due to a staph infection and if the bug is resistant to clox and diclox drinking a gallon won't help. If the bug is sensitive i... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Go see a doctor now: Don't take a chance with your eyesight. It may not be related to the lasik and could be something serious.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Very close to zero: Without a family history of polyps or early cancer chance is as close to zero as you can get. But are you loosing weight or having diarrhea? That woul... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Check again: Do another test using your first morning urine. Tests are never 100%.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Around 30: My rule of thumb is you need a colonoscopy 10 years earlier that the youngest colon cancer patient in your family.
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
There aren't any: Pregnant women need lots of Folic Acid and otc vitamins don't contain enough Folic Acid to meet a pregnant woman's needs. Folate (folic acid) helps pr... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Send us a photo: Your baby's eyes are a lot like yours. A close up might cause a little pain--put the flash in your face--but won't do lasting damage.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
? Deviated septum: You have two nostrils. Between them is the nasal septum. If one nostril is bigger a little nasal swelling can block only the smaller one. A deviated n... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
You're 40, not 18: You need a good, general check-up and some routine blood tests to see if you have any physical problems. Some common medications could be the cause. I... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
No: The best time to try is 14 days before your period, which you'll have to estimate by the length of your cycle. When you have your period, you are slou... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
?Oil enema: You probably have a fecal impaction and may need a trip to the er to have it broken up. You could try a couple of fleet's oil retention enemas to see ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Safe Sex: Your body will keep your vagina healthy, unless you expose it to stds.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Yes: I'd want to know your age and other issues. Urge is probably unrelated directly. You probably have either a lumbar disc issue or spinal stenosis, depe... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
2 younger sisters?: Can't really answer without knowing how old boy and sisters are. Big difference if boy is three or a teen--many more issues if the boy is older and cl... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Fleets Phosphosoda: It's fleets phosphosoda as i recall. And i think it's still available as an over the counter lazative. Ask a pharmacist.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Sometimes: Do you mean a routine urinalysis or a drug screen? Although a routine urinalysis seldom shows up anything important in folks without symptoms we stil... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Anything with opiate: Hydrocodone and Codeine are in a lot of prescription cough syrups--hycodan, cheratussin, many others. If it's prescription it's like to have something... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
See your doctor: Your uterus is probably just fine. Miscarriages are pretty common--maybe a quarter or more end in early miscarriage. You probably don't mean you cervi... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Depends: Lots of things can cause white spots on your legs and it's impossible to say without seeing them. Valasone might help, just don't use it very long si... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Maybe nothing.: You need to know the total white blood cell count to decide. Think of a drawer with 100 pairs of socks in it. Half black (polys) and half white (lymph... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Probably not: It won't show up in the usual "drugs of abuse" screen--but if you are competing at a high level i'm not sure how many high level screens test for this... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Fiber: If you want to waste your money on herbal ibs treatments, try to pick some with a lot of fiber. Many herbs are drugs with little if any data to suppor... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
He's probably right: If he doesn't think you need to have a pilonidal cyst excised it will probably heal. If it wasn't draining, the secretions would accumulate and you'd ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Years: If you have a real yeast infection, diet won't help (unless, maybe, you are diabetic and loose a bunch of weight). Candida diets went out with the yea... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Go get checked: The lump is probably your tonsil, but it could be something else. Your doc can probably tell with a look of that's the problem.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Depends: Both strep and viral sore throats are usually better in 5-7 days or less. If you have mono, they can last a lot longer.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
It shouldn't change.: You still ovulate, but only the eggs from the remaining ovary have a tube to go down.
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Not that Unusual--: It's not particurarly unusual, but it means you have hardening of the arteries with calcium build up. Go see your doctor and make sure your BP and cho... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
? Seizures: Some people with lupus have neurological symptoms and/or seizures. But some of the medications used to treat sle can have funny side effects. It would... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Years sometimes: Basal cells start small and some can be very slow growing. Some people get used to them and don't worry unless they bleed or people start asking about... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Davant
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Oxygen: You will be asleep and they will put a sensor on your finger to monitor your oxygen lever--that way they can be sure you'll wake up. ... Read More
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Davant is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Davant is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer or tip was very helpful! Thanks, I've though seizures myself but didn't hear this from my rheumatoid specialist. Getting hard to cope with.
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This was very helpful. Thanks! I don't know if I have a fever. I haven't been taking temp. I've be taking a lot of ibuprofen for the pain. Like 1200 mil/day
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thank you so so much been quite worried but might take her to pediatrician this week.Very gratefull thank you again :-)

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

UNC
Graduated 1972MD

Residency

RIVERSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
Completed 1975

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Asheville, NC - Winter
2013
Most Influential, Third Place, Asheville, NC - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, Third Place, Asheville, NC - Winter
2013
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